A Level History - City of Wolverhampton College

A Level History

A Level History

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A Level History

Are you passionate about discovering how the world today has developed?

Are you interested in analysing events from the past and hoping to improve the future?

Then this is the right course for you!

A Level History brings together the study of history, culture, politics, economics, sociology and psychology. It is an exciting subject that encourages you to question events of the past and to draw your own conclusions.

As part of your course you will learn about how Lenin came to power in Russia, why a large proportion of German society voted Hitler to power, the birth of the teenager in modern Britain and whether the swinging sixties really deserve that title.

History is a well-respected subject and welcomed by all universities, while the skills you learn are highly valued by employers in all career paths.

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths
  • The required QoE score

During this course you will study:

  • Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964
  • The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007
  • Historical Investigation

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of history's intrinsic value and significance in society
  • Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of all aspects of British and non-British history
  • Acquire an understanding of the nature of historical study, for example, that history is concerned with judgments based on available evidence and that historical judgments may be provisional and subject to change as new evidence comes to light
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them
  • Develop your confidence as an effective and independent learner with an ability to think critically and reflectively with an enquiring mind
  • Develop your use and understanding of historical terms, concepts ad skills
  • Improve your ability to make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past
  • Improve your confidence in arguing a case and reaching substantiated judgments through organising and communication of your historical knowledge and understanding in different ways
  • Improve your research, analytical, critical reasoning, presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in class debates and presentations

You will be assessed by two exams and one piece of coursework.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in a range of areas including law, civil service, education, journalism, business, finance, intelligence work, publishing, archeology, museum work, heritage or the armed forces
  • Progress on to higher education, employment or an apprenticeship


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